It's been a busy week!
A busy CRAFTY week, too! Which is always good. Isn't it?
I think it's a combination of the darker weather, the cooler weather and the approaching HOLIDAY season that's hitting my bloodstream in the way a ten dollar crack rock ignites the GO GET 'EM attitude in a streetwalker. You know what I mean. YOU know.
I spent a crazed lunch hour at OKC's hidden treasure- BASKET MARKET. Awww. You don't live in OKC and can't experience the pile of cheap scrappy goodness that can be found at this unofficial Hobby Lobby outlet? Well! You should move to OKC so's you can experience the fun of fighting over a brand new sheet of Studio Calico with your right hand while your left hand tries to grab and drop a package of SPELLBINDERS down to your foot so you can deftly kick it across the aisle into your (already full) basket.
Wanna see today's haul? Ya do?! You nasty perverts. Always up for some ScrapPorn, aren't ya?!Here it is:
I don't know if you're going to believe me or not- but ALL of that scraptacular goodness was purchased for 39.16. That's right. Not even forty bucks. As we say on the corner of 1st and Main, "What you driving away so fast for, Mister?! That's a BARGAIN!"
Besides shopping- what else have I been up to? Well, believe it or NOT, I got the Cricut out! My poor, neglected Cricut Expression 2. Purchased in a fit last Black Friday, amongst cries of, "I MUST HAVE IT NOWWWW, I SWEAR I WILL USE IT ALL THE TIME," then left to sit on my shelf. Sitting on my shelf, staring at me like a kid with a runny nose.
There it is- all lit up and cutting like a pro. See that lattice-y looking thing to the right? I love that- can't wait to find a reason to use it... Also had great fun cutting out lots of stuff from the 'Happy Hauntings' cartridge. Has anyone cut out the entire 3-D Haunted Mansion, from that cartridge, and lived to tell the tale? Call me. I'd love to hear about it.
I've also been throwing together some layouts like it's no tomorrow. Because, as far as we know, there won't be a tomorrow. Mayans, you know.
That's the 'background' of one of my STATE FAIR layouts, using the very inspirational "MIDWAY" collection from those geniuses over at OCTOBER AFTERNOON. Can they get any cooler? I love how they manage to be cool, vintage, modern AND colorful all at the same time?
As you can see, I cut a few pieces of papers from the MIDWAY collection into strips and kinda threw them down and attached them (thank you, Glossy Accents!) to the base paper. The 'detail,' on this layout of mine, that I'm obsessing over is this:
No, I didn't get my sewing machine off it's lonely shelf when I was breaking Lil' Cricut out of jail- those ain't real stitches! I know, it fooled you. They're just RUB-ONS! Yeah, I'm sure all y'all have seen rub-on stitches before- but for those of you who haven't and especially for those of you that didn't know such a wonder existed: YES. You don't have to sell your blondest child so you can get a sewing machine so's you can make them classy layouts with nifty zig-zagging stitching. You don't even hafta fall for an infomercial's claims that their little piece of plastic and crap can sew a hem on a skirt while you're wearing it so therefore it should stitch a photo to a piece of cardstock. No. All you gotta do is go to Jo-Ann and pick up packs of RUB-ON STITCHES from their DOLLAR SECTION. Yeahp. Gets even better, don't it? Not only can you quickly and painlessly add stitching to a layout, but it will only cost you ONE DOLLAR. Amazing days we live in, huh?
Alright, people. I got paperwork to do, calls to make and coffee to drink... so's I can get back home and rub stitches on cardstock.
See you soon.